rsshardware IDC RSS alerts Western European HCP Market, 3Q17:Few Growth Areas in Western Europe, but in Line With Expectations, Says IDC LONDON, November 21, 2017 — According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market decreased by 3.2% in unit terms in 3Q17 compared with the same period a year ago. There were negative sales performances in both inkjet and laser markets for units, and value for the laser market was down too. The overall market has been in continuous decline since 2Q15, except for a hopeful last quarter — and in 3Q17 the quarter declined by 173,000 units to give a market of almost 5.1 million devices. This disappointing quarter is due to the decline in laser printing but is relatively in line with forecasts. Revenues fell by 11.4%. Inkjet revenues, however, increased 9.6% due to strong A3 sales, while laser revenues fell by 15.2%. Tracker Press Release Tue, 21 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT HCP Market Sets Record High Shipments in 2017Q3: eTailer Festivals Part of Robust Growth, IDC India Reports The HCP* market in India had a record high quarter crossing 1.1 million unit shipments in a single quarter. The market grew by 24.2 percent year-on-year (YoY) and 57.2 percent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth, as per latest IDC Asia Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, 2017Q3. Inkjet shipments crossed 500,000 units for the first time ever in India with overall shipments touching roughly 579,371 units, a stellar growth of 25.5 percent YoY while laser printers market including copiers also had its best quarter since 2014 registering total shipments of 486,947 units with 24.8 percent YoY growth. Tracker Press Release Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Utilities 2018 Predictions <P>This IDC Web Conference presents a discussion by the IDC Worldwide Utilities team on the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide industry over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.</P><P>To learn more about IDC FutureScape 2018, go to https://<B></B>.</P> Web Conference: Tech Buyer Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Gaia Gallotti, John Villali U.S. MFP Page Volume Forecast, 2017–2021 <P>This IDC study quantifies the U.S. MFP page volume market opportunity and provides an in-depth look at the U.S. installed base and page volume forecasts for the inkjet and laser MFP segments, as well as the total page volumes for these segments. Installed base, average monthly page volumes, and total annual page volumes are forecast for 2017–2021, while actual history is provided for 2012–2016.</P><P>"The MFP installed base is expected to decline during the forecast period because of slowing shipment volume. The declining installed base when combined with segment-level AMPV declines, resulting in an overall declining page volume forecast. The hardware market is overall mature." — Alyson Frasco, research director, U.S. Hardcopy Peripherals Trackers and Forecasts</P> Market Forecast Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Alyson Frasco Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Forecast, 2017–2021: An Extraction View of Technology Outsourcing Services Markets <P>This IDC study provides IDC's forecast and spending for the worldwide managed cloud services (MCS) market across eight major regions for the 2017–2021 forecast period. IDC views managed cloud services as an extraction view of IDC's technology outsourcing services markets involving application management (AM), hosted application management (HAM), hosting infrastructure services (HIS), IT outsourcing (ITO), and network and endpoint outsourcing services (NEOS). This is the first forecast for this market (for more details, see the Market Definition section as well as <I>IDC</I><I>'</I><I>s </I><I>Worldwide Managed Cloud Services Taxonomy, 2017</I><I>,</I> IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43147017">US43147017</A></B>, October 2017).</P><P>This study also includes advice to providers of IT services, an analysis of key market and industry trends by key managed cloud services markets and regions, key market drivers and inhibitors, and significant market developments.</P><P>"The managed cloud services market is creating fundamental changes in the outsourcing industry involving the entrance of new providers, partnership ecosystems, investment requirements, and opportunities, though also bringing with it some critical challenges to players shifting from a world of noncloud (legacy) outsourcing," says David Tapper, VP, Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services at IDC. "Building a successful managed cloud services business will require that providers build deep knowledge of their customers' businesses, embed professional services as part of MCS offerings, offer a robust portfolio of managed cloud services, provide a management platform for orchestration and instrumentation of partner ecosystems and services, offer a full array of partnerships, create MCS offerings to support industry-specific digital applications, incorporate a robust set of business resiliency and privacy capabilities, and establish critical KPIs to manage transition to a capex world."</P> Market Forecast Mon, 20 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT David Tapper, Jason Bremner, George Mironescu, Douglas Hayward, Cathy Huang, Vladimír Kroa, Francesca Ciarletta, Courtney Munroe, Waldemar Schuster, Jonathan Tullett, Petr Zajonc, Peter Marston, Satoshi Matsumoto, Daniel Povis, Jennifer Thomson, Seiichiro Yoshii, Takuya Uemura 2017年 国内イノベーションアクセラレーター市場 産業分野別 活用動向調査 <P>本調査レポートでは、第3のプラットフォームのうち、特にイノベーションアクセラレーターに関連した調査を基に、国内のイノベーションアクセラレーター市場動向を分析する。イノベーションアクセラレーターの市場規模と成長率を予測し、さらに、2017年9月に実施したユーザー調査結果を産業分野別に比較し、同市場の活用動向を分析する。</P><P>国内において、限定的ではあるが、イノベーションアクセラレーターを用いた取り組みが継続する動きが現れていることは、国内のデジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)の促進につながると分析する。IDC Japan ITスペンディングのシニアマーケットアナリストである岩本 直子は、「ITサプライヤーは、顧客のイノベーションアクセラレーターの組織内での継続的な活用を支援するために、自社のサービスを強化すべきである。そのためには、ユースケースのKPIの構築や、顧客組織内での認知度を高める取り組みを、顧客であるITプロフェッショナルと共に進める必要がある」と述べている。</P> Market Perspective Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Naoko Iwamoto, Hitoshi Ichimura Blocking the Transformation: How Mining Organisations Prevent Themselves from Enabling Transformation <P>In this paper IDC Energy Insights will look at the impact of enabling data-led mining operations and some of the associated challenges specifically relating to the developing technology ecosystems, technology partnering and buying strategies of mining companies, and the interwoven impact of roles, people, and organisation. "It is the need to create value from data that in turn creates a driver for change across many elements of the industry and the way that companies operate. These are challenges that we are going to see the mining sector working through for some time, this is just the beginning of the journey, but change is on the way," says Emilie Ditton, research director for WW Mining IDC Energy Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Emilie Ditton IDC PlanScape: Threat Hunting <P>This IDC study explores threat hunting as an important aspect of cybersecurity.</P><P>"Threat hunting is the latest trend in cybersecurity analytics," says Mike Chapple, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "Organizations that adopt threat hunting programs combine time-tested security knowledge with modern analytic techniques to identify and respond to suspicious activity."</P> IDC PlanScape Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Mike Chapple IDC's New Zealand IT Services Ecosystem 2017 <P>This IDC Presentation provides a comprehensive insight into the dynamics that are currently shaping the IT services market in New Zealand based on the findings of IDC's New Zealand IT Services Survey with a sample size of 300 respondents.</P><P>As technology is becoming more pervasive across the organisation, C-suite executives are becoming more prepared to participate in its application and, most importantly, its prioritisation. This is important as it represents an evolution to a more agile mode of operations. With over 70% of organisations having a level of involvement in developing a technology strategy, there is a shift to the development of an organisation's digital leadership programme, which challenges the traditional functional role-based structure (sales, finance, and so forth) to something that is more aligned with the areas of omni-/customer experience, operational excellence, information integration, and worksource optimisation.</P><P>Hybrid is the key investment theme from a technology perspective (on- to off-premise, off-premise into public cloud, and platforms for orchestrating across the environment). Collaboration has the highest overall intent for organisations to invest in, but there is a notable shift towards business automation as opposed to more communication- or content-based investments.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Adam Dodds, Donnie Krassiyenko IDC's U.S. Enterprise Communications Survey 2017: Enterprise Videoconferencing Solutions <P>This IDC Survey provides a summary of top-line U.S. enterprise videoconferencing solution results from <I>IDC</I><I>'</I><I>s </I><I>U.S. Enterprise Communications Survey 2017</I> <I>—</I> an online survey of U.S.-based organizations fielded in March 2017. This portion of the survey explores key enterprise videoconferencing issues including business adoption and usage of video solutions, key drivers influencing video buying decisions, and preferred video delivery methods.</P><P>"Enterprise videoconferencing adoption continues to gain momentum — with 53.4% of IDC survey respondents saying they currently use videoconferencing solutions, and another 36.5% planning to implement it in the future. The survey also shows that desktop videoconferencing and room-based videoconferencing/telepresence solutions were both ranked among the top 6 unified communications and collaboration features that organizations currently use or plan to use in the future. And PCs and laptops (via a soft client or Web browser) are listed as the top endpoint device type for enterprise videoconferencing solutions in our survey, among other compelling findings," says Rich Costello, senior research analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure.</P> IDC Survey Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT Rich Costello, Amy Lind